Advisor, Chertoff Group
Advisor, Chertoff Group; Former head, Middle East and North Africa, International Government Relations, ExxonMobil; Former Deputy Chief of Mission & Charge’ d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy, Riyadh
(Update: Apr 25, 2014)
Ambassador Michael Gfoeller
Ambassador Michael Gfoeller served 26 years as a U.S. diplomat including service in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Poland, and Belgium. He retired from the State Department with the rank of Ambassador in 2010. After his diplomatic service, Amb. Gfoeller was the head of Middle East and North African (MENA) affairs at ExxonMobil’s International Government Relations Department from 2010 to 2012.
Source: Chertoff Group
Amb. Michael Gfoeller Joins The Chertoff Group’s Board of Advisors
WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Chertoff Group (TCG) is pleased to announce that Ambassador Michael Gfoeller has joined the firm’s Board of Advisors. He brings decades of experience in foreign affairs and international security with more than two decades of experience at the U.S. Department of State.
Ambassador Gfoeller served 26 years as a U.S. diplomat including service in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Poland, and Belgium, retiring from the State Department in 2010. During his tenure, he served as Political Advisor and Regional Coordinator for South Central Iraq in the Coalition Provisional Authority and was Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge’ d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he coordinated interagency counterterrorism operations. From 2008 to 2010, he was the senior political advisor to General David Petraeus, then commander of U.S. Central Command, focusing on counterterrorism, international security, and diplomacy. After his retirement in 2010, he served as head of Middle East and North African (MENA) affairs at Exxon Mobil’s International Government Relations Department. Ambassador Gfoeller has taught at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, and co-authored the book United by the Caspian.
“We are honored to have Ambassador Gfoeller join the firm as a member of our Board of Advisors,” said Michael Chertoff, Chairman of The Chertoff Group. “His knowledge of the specific business requirements and opportunities to confront today’s security challenges around the globe will be instrumental in helping clients grow their businesses and provide effective solutions to the problems facing our national security community.”
About The Chertoff Group
The Chertoff Group is a global security advisory firm that provides consulting, risk management and merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services for clients in the security, defense and government services industries. With decades of trusted leadership experience across both government and financial services, The Chertoff Group advises clients on how to manage their risk, protect against a broad array of threats and crises, and grow their businesses within a complex national security market. The Chertoff Group, and its investment banking subsidiary Chertoff Capital, have advised on multiple M & A transactions totaling more than $4 billion in deal value. Headquartered in Washington D.C., the firm maintains offices in London, New York and San Francisco. For more information about The Chertoff Group, visit www.chertoffgroup.com